Accession Number : ADA456266


Title :   Summary of First Regional Workshop on Dredging, Beach Nourishment, and Birds on the South Atlantic Coast


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Guilfoyle, Micahel P ; Fischer, Richard A ; Pashley, David N ; Lott, Casey A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a456266.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) organized a workshop on February 1-4, 2005 at Jekyll Island, Georgia. The primary goal of the workshop was to disseminate information on the beneficial use of dredged material deposition along the South Atlantic Coast for the purpose of habitat improvement, management, and conservation of colonial and non-colonial waterbirds and shorebirds. This region involves the operations of five Corps Districts including the Jacksonville, Florida, Wilmington, North Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama, and Charleston, South Carolina, Districts. The workshop was characterized by a series of presentations from numerous Federal, state, and conservation organizations actively involved in the monitoring and managing of dredged material deposition for the beneficial use of habitat improvement for birds and other wildlife species. The workshop began with several presentations that identified birds of conservation concern and their habitat relationships along the Atlantic Coast (Session I). The presentations then focused on the impacts of beach nourishment (Sessions II-VI), and the use of dredged material islands by colonial and non-colonial waterbird and shorebird species (Session V). The final Session (Session VI) focused on the importance of small and regional-scale monitoring efforts, and available resources to access databases and general information on coastal bird conservation. In general, the presentations highlighted the status of current efforts to promote bird conservation in Corps operations, and emphasized areas where improvements can be made. These areas include: 1) Identification of important inlets and other areas for birds along the Atlantic Coast; 2) Link current conservation of birds in the South Atlantic Coast District regions with regional bird conservation plans already developed.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *HABITATS , *BIRDS , *SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN , *DREDGED MATERIALS , DATA BASES , ORGANIZATIONS , COMMUNITIES , IMPACT , DEPOSITION , PLANNING , GEORGIA , ISLANDS , WORKSHOPS , FLORIDA , DREDGING , WILDLIFE , SOUTH CAROLINA , NORTH CAROLINA , ALABAMA , SHOREBIRDS , DATA ACQUISITION , ACCESS , RESOURCES , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , STORAGE , CONSERVATION , ATLANTIC OCEAN


Subject Categories : Biology
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE